A coalition of 15 national charities and organisations coordinated by Age Scotland is calling on the Scottish Government to improve its plans for the new Pension Age Disability Payment by including extra mobility and travel support for recipients.
Scotland has reported the highest number of winter deaths in over thirty years, with 24,427 deaths registered between December 2022 and March 2023, according to statistics published by National Records of Scotland.
Harbour Homes’ Sheltered Housing Team has received a five-star certificate of nomination from Age Scotland’s Services for Older People Awards. The awards recognise the hard work and dedication of individuals, groups and organisations who make a positive difference to the lives of older p
A pioneering initiative using storytelling to encourage people to open up about their own experiences of living with dementia has been launched by Age Scotland’s dementia policy forum, About Dementia. The new Storytelling Resource is aimed at people who run groups and organisations working wit
Fuel poverty rates have doubled among pensioners in Scotland over the last two years according to new research from Age Scotland. The charity’s largest national housing survey of older people identified that 39% of over 65s are living in fuel poverty in 2023, compared to the last available set
Improving the lives of people with dementia is at the heart of a new 10-year strategy launched by the Scottish Government. The strategy, Everyone’s Story, outlines a vision for dementia policy over the next decade and identifies a number of priorities which would improve the lives of people li
Age Scotland is calling on local authorities to provide a ‘one-stop shop’ to help older people adapt their homes for later life after new research found that the available services across the country are fragmented, inflexible and difficult to navigate. A new report “Making Adaptat
The latest poverty and income inequality statistics expose endemic bias in Scotland’s broken housing system, Shelter Scotland has said. The housing and homelessness charity has called for urgent action to deliver more social homes, which it says is the only way to address Scotland’s
Age Scotland has called on the UK government to extend its energy support scheme in order to protect older people who are going to be faced with significantly higher bills in April. Responding to the announcement that the amount suppliers can charge households for energy has been cut by the regulato
Projects supporting people most at risk of social isolation and loneliness will receive a share of almost £1 million in support funding, the Scottish Government has announced. The money will help to provide warm spaces, hot meals, group activities and fuel payments to people most at risk of is
Mark O’Donnell has been appointed as the new chief executive of Age Scotland and will take up his post with the national charity for older people in January 2023. With two decades of experience in the public and third sectors, including as chief executive of the Sight Scotland group, Mark O&rs
New research from Age Scotland has highlighted that 4 in 10 (42%) of over 50s believed that they were living in fuel poverty this summer. This is a significant increase as before this energy crisis the Scottish Government had estimated that 27% of older households (over 65) were living in fuel pover
More than 72 per cent of Scots households will be pushed into fuel poverty by January 2023, according to a new report authored by academics. The University of York research predicts that, even with the £400 fuel rebate being offered by the UK Government, 58.5% of households will be plunged int
Ofgem has confirmed that the energy price cap will be updated quarterly, rather than every six months, as it warned that customers face a very challenging winter ahead. The regulator said that the change will go some way to provide the stability needed in the energy market, reducing the risk of furt